Please help me! I have been crying my eyes out and dont know what to do. I am currently in the nursing program making excellent grades. I LOVE it! But I am so worried. Today, I went with my best friend to the DR. to get a cervical biopsy done. I didnt watch the procedure, I just talked with her while she was having it done. I felt myself getting weirder and weirder, and I KNEW I was fixing to faint. I had it happen one other time when my daughter had surgery. I literally passed all the way out, and my pulse was really low. It has something to do with me knowing that the people I care about are in pain. I just dont know how this is going to affect me in nursing. Shots dont bother me, and blood doesnt bother me. But it makes me feel like a failure, to know I passed out and dont even know why. From what I researched it is called vasovagal syncope, and is from the blood pooling in the legs. It can be related to watching someone experience pain, watching or experiencing medical procedures, the sight of blood, or giving/recieving a shot. I am just so sad, I love nursing school, and I have learned so much already. I am just worried, what if I get close to my patients and have the same reaction? I know it has to do with KNOWING the person I am close to is in pain. I just want the truth, is this going to keep me from being a nurse? It was so embarassing, here I am at the DRS office, and I still had my school ID on. I am sure they were thinking "oh my GOD and she wants to be a nurse??"any help you can offer is appreciated.